“[Pinegrove has] a spirit of warmheartedness and friendship — at the center of it all.” -NPR
Pinegrove Release New Live EP Elsewhere via Bandcamp
to Benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center
Photo Credit: Phillip Randall
On Inauguration Day, indie/alt country band Pinegrove released a live EP, titled Elsewhere via Bandcamp, with all sales to be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Montclair, NJ band are currently riding high on the success of their latest LP Cardinal, out now on Run For Cover Records, which ended up on several Best of 2016 lists including those from NPR, Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum, AV Club, Vulture, Paste and more. Drummer Zack Levine explained the live EP release in an interview with mic.com, detailing how they plan to use their music to resist Trump’s agenda over the next four years.
01) Visiting (live)
02) Angelina (live)
03) Old Friends (live)
04) Aphasia (live)
05) Recycling (live)
06) Cadmium (live)
07) Size of the Moon (live)
08) New Friends (live)
4/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *SOLD OUT
5/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees
7/28 – New York, NY @ Panorama
8/03 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
Existing in various forms over the past several years with a rotating cast of members, songwriter Evan Stephens Hall and drummer Zack Levine are the core of Pinegrove. The two have played music together since the age of seven, following in the footsteps of their fathers who also play in a band together. When Hall arrived at Kenyon College in rural Ohio, he began to read and write more, thinking about how the two worked together, or as he puts it “how language is melodic and everything actually is rhythmic; that just as literature lives inside its own world, music can make an inviting, emotional, smart world with tradition and community too.” The earliest Pinegrove songs began to take shape at this point; the band’s moniker is actually derived from a pinegrove at the edge of Kenyon’s campus where Hall would often go to write.
The band have garnered a loyal following for their idiosyncratic indie rock which demonstrates a deep interest in the twangier reaches of American rock.